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Apologies and advice

Apologies for the radio silence over the past week or so. It’s obviously end of semester here, as everywhere, and one of our illustrious writers (Andrew) has just recent sat for and passed his comprehensive exams—so congratulations to him! All of my own writing time is going towards course papers; right now, a review and discussion of Sarah Coakley’s absolutely extraordinary forthcoming book, God, Sexuality and the Self: An Essay ‘On the Trinity’, which a professor here was able to get us in draft form. I’ll see if I can’t find time to get up a few notes on that, because I think you’d all find it riveting.

In the meantime, I wanted to put in a plug for Graham Harman’s blog: he’s a philosopher associated with the “speculative realism” phenomenon, and—more importantly for me—a godsend for graduate students in the humanities. He regularly writes advice posts on academic writing, speaking, hobnobbing, getting through the dissertation, etc., which are both enlightening and enormously encouraging. He’s a wonderful writer himself, with clear and effortless prose, which is really something coming from a Heideggerian.

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  1. myles
    April 9, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Glad to hear you’re reading the coakley. Any chance others of us could peek at that?

  2. April 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Unfortunately, I have to resist my temptation to send the book far and wide, so everyone can read it immediately, and respect Coakley’s wishes to keep it contained until the last revisions are done and the book is published.

  3. April 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Oh yes, please post on Coakley!

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